The dental professionals at Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provide Invisalign to patients in Leland, NC. Invisalign aligners are used to treat crooked teeth, bite misalignment, underbite, overbite, gaps between teeth, and overcrowding. These clear aligners can help prevent problems that often arise with crooked teeth, including tooth decay, bite problems, and gum disease.
Crooked teeth are more prone to these problems because they can be difficult to clean. Bacteria can easily build up between crooked teeth and lead to gum inflammation and tooth sensitivity, some of the earliest stages of gum and tooth infection. Straightening teeth with a cosmetic dental treatment like Invisalign lessens your chance of developing these problems if you maintain your oral health.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can thoroughly brush and floss their teeth and gums. They can also enjoy a diet without restrictions on sticky or hard foods. Patients who wear Invisalign are less likely to develop tooth decay or discoloration found with traditional metal braces. Adhesives that are used with metal braces may cause staining in the middle of each tooth when orthodontic treatment is complete. They also make it difficult to brush your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of translucent plastic that conforms to the teeth. This plastic is gentle on the soft tissues of the mouth without the swelling, bleeding, and discomfort associated with metal braces. Finally, Invisalign treatment is often completed in less time than treatment with traditional metal braces.
Our dentists take digital images of your teeth and gums and send them to a dental lab where your series of Invisalign aligners are fabricated. Once completed, these custom aligner sets are worn and replaced every two weeks. The aligners gradually shift the teeth over months or years. Each patient’s treatment time will vary on the severity of the patient’s tooth misalignment.
Below we will answer frequently asked questions about Invisalign clear aligners:
Will Invisalign aligners stain my teeth?
No, the Invisalign aligners themselves cannot stain the teeth. However, it is possible to stain the aligners if you drink pigmented drinks like coffee and wine or eat with your aligners on. Be sure to remove your aligners before eating and drinking anything that is not water. Clean your teeth and aligners before placing Invisalign back in your mouth.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
Patients often experience some soreness as they get used to each new pair of aligners, but this passes. Compared to metal braces, Invisalign aligners are a more comfortable alternative because there are no metal wires that can irritate the gums.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is a good treatment for patients with moderate orthodontic problems. Patients with severely crooked or misaligned teeth may require more complex orthodontic treatment.
Schedule a Dental Visit Today
Do you want a straighter and more uniform smile? Try Invisalign. Call our Waterford, North Carolina dental office for Invisalign treatment today at 910-519-1624. You can also request a dental appointment with our team on our website.